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Alabama in the Age of Aquarius

On August 19 and 20, 2016, the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) will host Alabama in the Age of Aquarius, a two-day event exploring cultural, political, and social themes of the decade after 1965.

On Friday, August 19 a symposium from 9:00 to 5:00 will feature expert speakers from across the South and fascinating panel discussions on topics ranging from the changing roles of women to African Americans in politics to student protests. Notable speakers and presenters include Dr. Dan T. Carter, Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina; Dr. Roger Launius, National Air and Space Museum; Dr. Hardy Jackson, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville State University; and Peggy Wallace Kennedy, social activist and daughter of former Governor George Wallace. For a complete symposium schedule visit .Cost to attend the symposium on August 19 is $40 for the general public, $25 for Friends of the Alabama Archives, and $10 for students. Admission price includes lunch. Registration is now open at www.archives.alabama.gov or call (334) 242-4364.
 
On Saturday, August 20, come dressed in your retro best for a 1970s family fun day from 10:00 to 3:00 at the Archives. Admission is FREE (no advance registration required). The day will feature family-friendly games, crafts, a photo booth, and a dance party. At 12:00, the 2013 documentary Muscle Shoals will be screened in the Archives' auditorium followed by a discussion with Muscle Shoals Swampette, Judy Hood, and musician Spooner Oldham.
 
For additional information contact Amy Williamson, Curator of Public Programs (334) 353-4689.
 

Fri., Aug. 19, 2016 – Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, All-Day Event

More Information on Website: events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecypg1m1218c3327&llr=rmg54lcab

624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104

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